Council Member 2018 - 2021
Phia S. Salter is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Texas A&M University. She earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with a Graduate Certificate in African Studies from the University of Kansas in 2010. In her research, she utilizes cultural-psychological and critical race perspectives to inform her work on collective memory, social identity, and systemic racism. Her research lab, the Culture in Mind Research Collaboratory, is a community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students who utilize psychological science to conduct research that addresses social inequalities and injustice. In the classroom, her primary goal is to facilitate dialogue and action that empowers students to identify, challenge, and dismantle various forms of oppression and injustice. She regularly teaches courses at the intersections of Psychology and Africana Studies (e.g., Black Psychology, Psychology of Culture & Diversity, Self and Identity in the African Diaspora). Her contributions to research, teaching, and service were recently recognized with a Ray A. Rockroth ’77 Fellowship (Texas A&M) and SPSSI’s Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. Dr. Salter has previously served on the SPSSI membership committee, the dissertation awards committee, and has been a member of SPSSI for over 10 years.